June 20, 2017
Upcoming Barcelona MySQL User Group Meetup,
Barcelona, Spain, July 5, 2017
It’s our pleasure to announce and invite you to the next Barcelona MySQL User Group Meetup scheduled for Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Please find more details below:
Date: July 5, 2017
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Place: Mobile World Center, C/Fontanella 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (map)
MySQL Failover and Orchestrator by Simon Mudd, the co-organizer of MySQL User Group in Madrid and database administrator of booking.com
More information & registration available at Meetup.
We are looking forward meeting you there!
May 16, 2017
The months of May and June are very active in the MySQL Community. MySQL was a sponsor and had a booth at the always lively Linuxfest Northwest. 2,500 people can’t be wrong and I had several hundred great personal talks with attendees about MySQL and databases.
Thursday night the 18th I have a short talk on Nomad PHP on MySQL & JSON. This is an online PHP User Group and attracts some of the best in the PHP world (not sure how I got in there).
The always awesome PHPTek moves to Atlanta and I will present a three hour workshop on MySQL Replication 101 — Bring a laptop with Docker loaded and we will go from setting up basic master/slave replication to building a three node Group Replication cluster. This is the show on the PHP conference circuit that even log time PHP developers walk away with a skull full of new knowledge and a stack of new things to try.
Then to Charlotte to Southeast Linuxfest for three presentations. This is a fun event with a warm, friendly audience. There is a Zero to DBA track which is part of Oracle’s Diamond Sponsorship of the show. I will talk on MySQL 8, JSON Data and MySQL, and A Brief History of the Weird Side of Computing. This event has a wild set of evening activities for those who choose to partake.
Then it is off to Scotland to the UK Oracle User Group where I will be speaking on JSON and MySQL Best Practices.
April 30, 2017
It was my good fortune to host a Storage Engine Vendor Meeting this past week. With very short notice, we had representatives from several companies who graciously arose early during the Percona Live conference. This was an opportunity to touch base with these vendors and put faces with names in a few cases. Several MySQL engineers were on hand to answer specific questions and those of us from MySQL received updates from the vendors. The MySQL Community is very fortunate to have so many talented folks contributing to it from these vendors.
April 25, 2017
The various MySQL User Groups or MySQL Meetups around the world are made of up of various groups of individuals that all have a passion for MySQL. Some are large and intense like San Francisco or Boston. Others are fun loving like Chicago or obviously vary hard working like Oklahoma City. I recommend for those of you that travel to connect with these groups. But there is one group that is a little special. They meet in a pub, upstairs in the back. There is a bar and bartender. The food is very good and the attendees very sharp. If you get a chance, visit the London MySQL Meetup
I had been in York a few days before and was invited by Ivan Zoratti, a long time institution of the MySQL Community and Meetup organizer to present on MySQL 8. I made it to The Lamb, a pub on Conduit street and made my way to the meeting room. I was greeted by the bartender (a nice addition to your meeting if you can arrange it) and soon the room filled. I gave my presentation and we then started a fun question & answer period.
All too soon we realized it was getting very late and had to disband. But I had a wonderful time and decided that I need to make a return visit.
So if you find yourself in London, please take the effort to try to attend one of the London MySQL Meetup meetings.
March 28, 2017
April is going to be a busy month for yours truly. First up is the big Oracle Users Groups show in Las Vegas Collaborate 17 at Mandalay Bay April 2nd through 6th. This show features over 1,250 session, thousands of attendees and me (with Kathy Forte) at the MySQL Demo Pod.
From there I am off to Yorkshire PHP where I am proud to be speaking at this new event on MySQL 8. That is on Saturday the 8th in York but I will head down south on the 11th for the London MySQL Meetup to talk more about MySQL 8.
Then it is the closest show to home for me, the final LoneStar PHP. I will be giving a talk on the basics of database programming with PHP.
The month ends with Percona Live the 24th through the 27th and followed by Oracle Innovation Day on the 28th; the agenda for the FREE innovation day follows.
08:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
09:00 a.m. – 09:15 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
09:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
MySQL 8.0: What’s New
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
MySQL 8.0: CTEs & Window Functions
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
MySQL in Oracle Public Cloud
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
MySQL Enterprise Security
12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
01:30 p.m. – 02:15 p.m.
MySQL Group Replication
02:15 p.m. – 03:00 p.m.
MySQL InnoDB Cluster
03:00 p.m. – 03:15 p.m.
03:15 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.
Best of Both Worlds | MySQL as a Document, Relation, and Combined Store
04:00 p.m. – 04:45 p.m.
MySQL Performance Tuning
04:45 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.
February 27, 2017
The Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) returns to Pasadena, California this week. This event is the largest event of its type in the US and will attract north of three thousand attendees. It attracts the best speakers from around the plant and the expo hall has exhibitors you will rarely see at other events. It is part Woodstock, part post-grad class in computer science, and 100% entertaining. The full pass is $75, unless you mention the “SPEAK” discount code to gt 50% off.
And for the fifth or sixth year, MySQL will be sponsoring the MySQL Track on Friday March 13th in Room 103.
- MySQL 8
- Best Practices for MySQL High Availability in 2017
- Cassandra Eye for the MySQL Guy
- MySQL vs MongoDB – Choosing right technology for your application
- Using Hierarchical Data in MySQL, Trees vs Nests
And drop by the MySQL booth and say ‘hi’. And Saturday morning I will be part of the SCaLE 101 panel to help those who are first time attendees get the most out of the show.
January 12, 2017
2016 was a very busy year and 2017 looks to be a continuation. First up for me is Sunshine PHP where I will be presenting on MySQL’s JSON Data Type and Document Store and oddly enough I presented on JSON last year and have had to update my slides several times. So many new features to JSON and then the new X Devapi information have kept me on my toes. See you in Miami February 2-4th.
LeFred will be running the MySQL dev room at Fosdem the same weekend. Fosdem is an intense, vibrant, and amazing event in Brussels. Also make sure to get your tickets to the community dinner.
The Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group will have its annual training days with a good amount of MySQL session including mine on MySQL 8.
I have been invited to speak at the Linux Foundation’s Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe on Valentine’s day.
And then in March, MySQL will be a track sponsor at the Southern California Linux Expo.
Plus look for news on Oracle Code is a free event for developers to learn about the latest developer technologies, practices, and trends. Schedule TBD.